Oregon hospitals establish fund for health care workers impacted by fires

The Oregon Association of Hospitals Research and Education Foundation (OREF) today launched the Health Care Heroes Relief Fund to provide aid to the more than 100 Oregon health care workers impacted by the fires spreading across the state.

 

 

“As fires rage across Oregon, dozens of front-line health care workers have lost their homes and their cherished belongings. Our health care heroes are there for us when we need them most. Now they need our help to stay safe and get back on their feet,” said Becky Hultberg, President and CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS).

The Health Care Heroes Relief Fund will support Oregon hospital workers who are victims of this disaster, or who become victims of these fires or future state or federally declared disasters.

“By donating to the OREF Health Care Heroes Relief Fund, you can help ensure displaced health care workers have access to shelter, clothing, and other essential items, and begin to help them get back what the fires took away,” said Hultberg.

All donations to the fund will be tax deductible as allowed under law. To donate, visit www.orhealthfund.org, or make checks payable to OREF Health Care Heroes Relief Fund.

This press release was provided by the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (OAHHS).